Sunday, March 26, 2017

Brown Tide Causes Massive Fish Kill In The Indian River Lagoon

http://news.brevardtimes.com/2016/03/brown-tide-causes-massive-fish-kill-in.html?m=1 Brown Tide Causes Massive Fish Kill In The Indian River Lagoon MERRITT ISLAND, Florida - A brown tide that is plaguing the Indian River Lagoon for over the last month has resulted in the largest...

Calculating Fish Weight

With most of us practicing catch and release fishing these days -- and avoiding hanging a fish from a damaging gripping/weighing device, we need some way to calculate the approximate weight of a fish....

Speckled Trout Handling Tips

By Neil Taylor, www.capmel.com and www.strikethreekayakfishing.com Trout are great light tackle “catch-and-release” fun but they are unfortunately one of the most delicate species of fish that we encounter in the Tampa Bay area. Implementing some of the...

FWC may close St. Joseph Bay to scalloping in 2016

PORT ST. JOE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP)- The Florida Fish and Widlife Conservation Commission may cancel the 2016 scalloping season in St. Joseph Bay due to the effects of red tide. In a news release, the FWC...

The Age of a Fish

Compiled by Neil Taylor, strikethreekayakfishing.com and capmel.com How long do they live?    In most cases, it is longer than you think.     I have done reading for years and saved notes on what I have found.   ...

The Disappearing Apalachicola Oyster

The Disappearing Apalachicola Oyster: Florida’s Fight to Save Its Prized Delicacy by Chris Fuhrmeister, July 23, 2015 http://www.eater.com/2015/7/23/9010545/oysters-apalachicola-bay-florida-georgia-altanta Inside a three-state legal fight over what are arguably the world's tastiest oysters. Peg Leg Pete's is a Pensacola Beach,...

What did Florida look like?

MAY 16, 2016 by KELLY GARVY No. 1: What did Florida used to look like? Hi Friends, I have had a number of Floridians asking me about the Lake Okeechobee discharges, the fish kills, the Everglades Agricultural Area,...

Mangroves and our ecosystem

November 21, 2014 By Neil Taylor If you are like me, you probably associate mangrove stands and shorelines as places to catch redfish at higher tides. Science and a little bit of knowledge will change what you...

Speckled Trout Handling Tips

Speckled Trout Handling Tips By Neil Taylor, Guide Services-Tampa Bay Region Speckled Trout are great light tackle “catch-and-release” fun but they are unfortunately one of the most delicate species of fish that we encounter in the...

Everything About Snook

 By ALEXIS A. TROTTER, FWC-Florida Marine Research Institute With the recent reopening of snook season, we present this comprehensive reference prepared by fishery scientist Alexis Trotter. In it she reviews state regulations, as well as...